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I am currently in the process of finishing off part of my basement into a "man cave" and archery workshop. I actually have full support of my wife, although I do not know if she knows how extensive (and possibly expensive) my plans are. I thought I could get you up to speed where I currently am and also have some motivation to keep me working. I'll include photos, dimensions, and diagrams (of child-like quality)

If you have any great ideas I should incorporate as I go along, by all means throw it out there!!!
 

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So here is what I am starting out with... wood paneling, concrete block, and asbestos floor tile. Not a bad little area, but I want to turn it into a more liveable space.

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I have been doing the same thing for a few weeks now. Still a couple of weeks out from "Dan Cave" -Version 1. i will try to post some pics soon as well. Main ingredients for me are computer area (for research and computer repair i do on the side, tv area (cause no one likes to work all the time), arrow building workbench, bow setup and maintenance bench, shooting area. Will eventually work in a press and drawboard, chrono, and paper tune stand.
 

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Here is the aftermath of some of the demo. County waste said it was about 760 lbs after I pulled off the paneling and ceiling. The ceiling was press board crap that fell apart the minute I started pulling, so I have to go around and pull all of the fasteners from the joists.

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This is the back room I am making into the archery area. It connects directly to the main area. Diagram to follow hopefully tonight.

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One piece of advice - if you are planning on insulation for the walls, SPRAYFOAM them!!! I'm not talking about the cheap canned stuff neither - there is 2lb spray polyurethane foam (SPF) that provides an R value of 6 per inch, and also insulates against sound. I did my cobblestone basement walls and rim-joists this past fall and it's paid off bigtime in my heating bills, and cost me about $900 for 2 inches (R12).

Oh, and it also seals the area it's applies to, so your garage wall where you may park a car and start it will not leak gases into your workshop area.
 

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One piece of advice - if you are planning on insulation for the walls, SPRAYFOAM them!!! I'm not talking about the cheap canned stuff neither - there is 2lb spray polyurethane foam (SPF) that provides an R value of 6 per inch, and also insulates against sound. I did my cobblestone basement walls and rim-joists this past fall and it's paid off bigtime in my heating bills, and cost me about $900 for 2 inches (R12).

Oh, and it also seals the area it's applies to, so your garage wall where you may park a car and start it will not leak gases into your workshop area.
I have been considering this for our basement. What dimensions would you estimate? Did you do it yourself? Not meaning to Hijack, but super interested in hearing more about this.
 

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There are wholesalers that sell the 2lb foam kits with the gun for about $600 and it covered about 800 square feet. I paid a company to do my basement but I bought a kit to spray my 500gal hot water storage tank (wood heat...long story).
I would get a quote first.

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Sealed the block walls as a moisture barrier with WaterTite. I am in sand, so not really worried about moisture, but I thought I might as well as long as I had things ripped apart.

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Thats for the advice mpoyneer. Already doing 1.5" EPS foam and have it all purchased. It is not too far behind at 5 R per inch but doesn't have the sealing capabilities as the spray.

Have the back room insulated, now need to start working on the main area.

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Lookin good, buddy. My man cave is fuggly. You will have something pretty darn nice when it's done.
 

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So here is my diagram done last night. Scanned for crap, so I redid a little in Paint lol

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Moving right along and looking good! You are using alot of good ideas. Great to see a good plan coming together!
 

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I'm so jealous...my basement is only about 7' from floor to ceiling

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